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Robert Simpson

Robert Simpson will be a Visiting Professor in the Law and Philosophy Program in the winter and spring quarters in 2015. He has been a lecturer in philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne since July 2013. Previously, he was a graduate student and sessional tutor in philosophy at the University of Oxford from 2009 to 2013 and at Monash prior to that from 2007 to 2008. Simpson's research interests are primarily in social and political philosophy; they include free speech, hate speech, the analysis of speech-harm, attributions of responsibility in law, the moral limits of the criminal law, the ethics of human enhancement, the epistemology of disagreement, and philosophical issues around religious conflict. His teaching at Monash is in human rights theory, the ethics of global conflict, and philosophy of language.